Ukraine can while do without the Russian gas. According to the Vedomosti newspaper for this reason Kiev agreed on the price in 360 dollars for 1000 cubic meter of the Russian gas. Too high price, unclear why Ukraine agreed", - the director of East European Gas Analysis Mikhail Korchemkin is surprised.
He considers that Kiev has the plan: to sign the agreement on the price of the I quarter, and not to buy gas yet. On the end of the year "Naftogaz" in storages had about 17 billions CBM. And here "Naftogaz" and "Gazprom" will agree about the long-term contract and the new base price in March when the prices will start falling. Besides, in the spring of a position of Ukraine will be stronger: pumping to Europe will decrease, and at Ukraine, on the contrary, there will be a downloading season in underground gas storages, Korchemkin notes.